What a rush, and what a sense of achievement. As a former “anti-doing-any-kind-of-exercise” type, I’m pretty astounded that I managed to run 6km on the weekend, not to mention conquer all of the obstacles that the awesome Mud Hero organizers put in our way.
I’ve wanted to try a Mud Hero race for a while. My husband and I are big Survivor fans and every time we watch the challenges we’re dying to participate. The whole going on TV and surviving part… not so much. Anyway, while Mud Hero is a far cry from Survivor, the obstacles are very Survivor-esque. So we rounded up a group of friends and signed up for our first race.
At first I said I’d walk the 6km distance, as I hadn’t run since I was a teenager. But once I started envisioning it, I knew I couldn’t just walk. I had to at least give running a shot. Having recently taken up a few different forms of activity, I decided to start training for the run. Best decision ever. I’ve been running for three months now and absolutely love it.
I was able to easily finish the 6km run, and my other workouts including the 30 Day Shred and some upper body routines meant that I was able to conquer the difficult versions of the obstacles with no trouble.
So Much More Than a Race
Race day wasn’t just about the race. It was such an amazing day for my husband and our friends to create an unforgettable experience together. I love running but probably not enough to run a purely running race. The obstacles and the mud factor of Mud Hero make for laughs and comradery aplenty. And the fun festival atmosphere was apparent as soon as we showed up amongst the stages, beer tents, food stalls and blaring music.
There were groups of friends, couples, families, people of all ages… all there to enjoy the festivities. They even have a children’s Mud Hero race which we can’t wait to get our kids involved in. This whole event truly embodies a philosophy which I have come to love… we can all have so much fun, outside, being active, together.
I would definitely recommend Mud Hero to anyone! Hope to see you there next year!